The Guilfordian

Activists champion prisoners’ rights 45 years after Attica riot

Activists champion prisoners’ rights 45 years after Attica riot

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

September 8, 2016

On Sept. 9, 1971, inmates at Attica Prison in New York staged a riot to demand political rights and better living conditions. Four days later, the prison administration finally agreed to many of the demands, except amnesty from criminal prosecution concerning the takeover and the removal of the Attica s...